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Gregory Eugene Leichliter

Gregory (Greg) Eugene Leichliter 47 passed away suddenly at home. Greg is a well known tattoo artist and musician in Des Moines, Iowa. Greg had one of the kindest hearts we have ever known. He was loved by all. He was an avid fisherman. His most treasured time was spent with his daughter Ava Tratchel. He loved to paint and make his own music. He also loved having a beer or two with his closest family and friends (that became family).

He is preceded in death by his grandma and grandpa Sorensen, grandpa Tratchel and his best friend Rob Ogg. He is survived by his daughter Ava Tratchel, mother Diane Carter and cousins that were more like brothers and sisters. Melanie Handy (Jayme), Ashley Dolan (Jesse), Steve Barber, Shane Barber, Jesse Tratchel (Andrew), Richard Baker (Zara), John Baker (Teresa), Paula Baker (Andy), Mason Barber, Sydney Gil (Josh), Zach, Alex, Hannah and Shelton Baker (Shelby), Syanne and Kheera Handy, Michael, Baileigh and Donavon Heiselman, Jaeda Swacker, Amariona Thomas, Irelynn Dolan, Austin, Devin and Makenzie Baker. Siblings Caleb Welborn (Gen), Chad Welborn and Crystal Grove (Ray); niece Cherry Grove, niece Zoey and nephew Luke. Along with Aunts Debbie Dolan (Dave), Doreen Tratchel (Troy), Donna Hartman (Herb) and a host of extended family and friends. Greg's memory will live on through his daughter, his music and art.

His Celebration of Life will be held at Eagles Lodge 6567 Bloomfield Rd. Des Moines, IA 50320 on Wednesday, August 24th from 12 - 4 pm. All are welcome.


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